Report: Providence ranks poorly for income inequality

PROVIDENCE RANKED NO. 3 for cities with the highest income inequality in a study of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and the most-populous cities in those areas. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE RANKED NO. 3 for cities with the highest income inequality in a study of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and the most-populous cities in those areas. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – In 2016, Providence ranked No. 3 for highest income inequality among the most populous cities in the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the nation, according to a Brookings Institution report issued Wednesday. Providence ranked behind only Atlanta and Washington, D.C., with a 16.7 ratio between the top 5 percentile of households and the…

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